Mark O’Hair Accepted Kickbacks

July 21, 2009

A former government employee pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to cooperate in a criminal investigation of appropriations that members of Congress steer to defense contractors.

Mark O’Hair is the second defendant in the past week to begin cooperating with federal prosecutors who are looking into alleged wrongdoing by defense contractors with ties to Pennsylvania Representative John Murtha, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

Read more: (“Ex-Air Force Contractor Accepted Kickbacks,” Boston Globe, 7/21/09)